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good morning. closing in. the rebellion and libyan presses tore the capital of tripoli this as the unite d nations imposes strict sanctions. rescued after five days trapped in the freezingfold. a missing couple comes out of the mountain wilderness safe and sound. we'll hear their remarkable survival story. the winners are on hollywood's biggest night the stars will be out and it's a talented group of 10 year olds from a new york elementary school that just might steal the show. school that just might steal the show. tod february 27th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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good sunday morning, everyone. welcome to "today." i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. you talk about an opportunity of a lifetime for these kids. >> this is terrific from ps 22 in new york city. they sang during our christmas broadcast. anne hathaway picked them to go to hollywood and sing at the academy awards and they're going to sing "somewhere over the rainbow." >> they're too young to be nervous. they're just excited. they're like, this will be fun and tomorrow we'll go to school. the usual. >> we hope they will enjoy it. >> very exciting. a lot of news to get to starting with libya where it seems like with each passing day the pressure on moammar gadhafi. >> rebel leaders of the eastern half of the country have reportedly started perform, forming a provisional government. meantime saturday the u.n. security council was hard at work and they voted unanimously to impose sanks on gadhafi and
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his inner circle. thises a president obama said for the first time in the phone conversation that gadhafi needs to do what is right by leaving now. the latest in an interview with moammar gadhafi's son coming up. back home the prost its in wisconsin continue over that controversial bill to cut union workers benefits. on saturday, more than 70,000 people rallied at the state capital, but, today, police will reportedly start clearing the bill so the building can close and be cleaned. some said they will peacefully resist and we'll have the latest on that coming up in a few minutes. the royal wedding now just about two months away. william and kate's invitations were sent last week. now we know who has gotten them in the mail specifically in kate's home village. they want it to be the people's wedding. find out which small town commoners they invited to their big day. >> we know who got the invitations and we also know who didn't get the invitations. speaking of weddings, bold, public marriage proposals before
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on those big signs, what about taking it to the airwaves? that's what one ohio man did when he took a starring role in a commercial that had everyone crying and his girlfriend saying, what else, but yes. they are in our studio for a live, exclusive interview. we're so excited to chat with them and we will in the next half hour. >> this guy has raised the bar for future proposals everywhere. we look forward to hearing their story. we want to start with the latest from libya. channel 4 from london's jonathan rugman with a report now from the capital city. >> they were burying their dead in tripoli, paying the ultimate price for protesting against moammar gadhafi's rule. thousands attended their funeral. 68 bodies counted by adjust one doctor here in the last few days. gadhafi, we will bury you, they shouted.
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and the now rebel army commanders small groups converging on tripoli itself. this checkpoint is on the way too, za too. when we started forming openly, the guns suddenly disappeared. instead the militia whips up a demonstration in support of 41 years of colonel gadhafi's rule. there is only one moammar gadhafi and only one libya, they chanted. when we spotted three chinook helicopters headed off towards trouble, they made it impossible for us to film. just come now from there and everything is peaceful. >> all the people in libya. >> is mr. gadhafi going to survive as your leader? >> i think so. i think so.
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he is going to get a lot of support. >> reporter: there's been violence in zawiya just down the road here. >> if army defectors get as far as this, the capital will lie before them and the noose will have tightened further on the gadhafi regime. from one of his sons, save gadhafi telling us everything is calm with no casualty and no attacks. when i asked him about the loss of libya's second city, he sounded as if he couldn't believe it himself. your father lost control, he must feel disappointed. >> there are 1.5 million people and you are talking to us and calling us people are afraid of the militia on the ground because militia aren't militia. >> it's not the outside and
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inside of libya you may be on the brink of a central war. >> not any more because the libyan people woke up and now realize the danger. >> reporter: what spirit is your father in? >> very good. >> reporter: yet, libya shot by protesters in tripoli in the last few days appear. this is a divide all that lies between colonel gadhafi and those risking to get rid of him. as we just heard, one of the cities now controlled by rebellion leaders has been gazi. that's where stephanie gosk joins us live. stephanie, good morning. >> good morning, jenna. the former justice minister who resigned in protest over the violence is here. he is putting together an interim government. that's the only legitimate government in this country until
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gadhafi resigns. this is where the uprising began. nbc obtained this video of the battle in that fight. rebel forces stormed a military base here and eventually overtook it and lewd the weapons. they are watching similar battles around libya. they say they have new-found rights here and they are working to secure them. jenna? >> u.n.-imposed sanks last night against libya and gadhafi. from what we seen and heard from him, will they have any effect on gadhafi whatsoever? >> many of these sanks a s >> many of these sanks aanks ar symbolic of gadhafi's isolation than anything else. you have the hague investigating possible war crimes here and a weapons ban, export ban in effect. but they won't have any real immediate effect and plenty of weapons already on the ground here. there is also a travel ban for libyan leaders, but gadhafi and his inner circle has said no
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real intention of leaving this country and there have been sanctions, as well, on freezing assets. that's the only thing that will hurt this government. they have untold billions of dollars around the world. jenna? >> stephanie gosk, thank you. it's now eight minutes after the hour. we'll say hello to melissa francis at the newsdesk. >> good morning, lester and jenna. the largest crowd yet turned out in the fight against the governor's plan to strip public workers union of bargaining rights. more than 70,000 came out saturday in madison to protest the union-busting bill which is stalled because senate democrats have fled. republican governor scott walker says the drastic measures are c future budget deficits. protests were held in cities around the country to support the wisconsin workers. and sticker shock continued at the pump. the national average for a gallon of regular unleaded is now up to $3.33. that's up 17 cents in the past
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week, according to aaa. analysts expect it to get worse with higher crude prices, driven by a little bit al unrest in the middle east and africa. and county health officials are investigating whether passengers were exposed to measles after an infected person traveled from baltimore to denver. they are now trying to alert travelers who sat near that infected passenger. discovery's astronauts are sleeping in this morning after docking took longer than usual at the international space station after a platform was installed that will hold equipment. a spacewalk is planned for tomorrow. this is the last flight for the aging spacecraft which will retire when it returns. radar online said charlie sheen passed an at-home drug test. the troubled star of two and a half men took the test yesterday in front of three radar employees at his l.a. mansion. tmz is reporting sheen plans to
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write a tell-all book and what led to the final implosion. he reportedly wants $10 million for the publishing rights. two and a half men stopped production for the rest of the season after sheen's latest rant. finally, just in time for the oscars. aol presents pint-sized versions of the stars. >> sure. >> cuties are acting out the king's speech and other oscar-nominated movies. the online trend quite popular ahead of tonight's oscars. i can't wait to see them do black swan. i like that, oh, no. >> you are my best friend. so adorable. we have a check of the weather. good morning. >> good morning.
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in the northeast, it's pretty quiet today. but there's a risk of severe storms across parts of the nation's midsection. across the mid-mississippi river valley today places like little rock, memphis, louisville, st. louis, paducah, kentucky, you're likely to see strong thunderstorms and maybe even isolated tornados. so keep tuned to your local channel for any updates for the rest of today. that's what's going on around the nation. now here's your local forecast. >> news 4 meteorologist chuck bell. we have plenty of clouds overhead early this morning. the clouds will be more of the rule than the exception for much of your sunday plans. a sliver or two of sunshine might manage to make it through the clouds. temperatures on your sunday morning mid to upper 30s for most spots. a few place like winchester, martinsburg, hagerstown in the 40s. sprinkles in far southwestern virginia. a light sprinkle after sundown tonight. thunderstorms possible tomorrow. valley. now, here's lester. >> all right, janice, thanks. now, more on the revolution
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in libya. new reaction from the white house regarding the unrest there. for the first time yesterday we heard the president say moammar gadhafi should step down. with more on that, we turn to david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." good to see you, good morning. he was sidestepping the question whether the president should call for gadhafi to step down and yesterday the president makes a phone call to germany's prime minister and said, it is time. explain why he would finally come out and make that decision. >> well, there is a sequence here, right. you had u.s. citizens who were there that they were trying to get evacuated out. a real concern on the part of the administration that they could be used as hostages and gadhafi could harm those americans in some way. that was part of it. the other part of it was working with the european allies so there was more of a united front. the united states uniquely or on his own thought it would not be as powerful as joining together with other allies, going through
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the security council of the united nations and that's what happens here. i thought also a squeeze play going on. in one sense, it's easier for the president to say, well, gadhafi's got to go. the squeeze can be put on by trying to work from the outside in of his inner circle talking about freezing assets and arms embargo and still those like senator mccain and others saying you have to have a no-fly zone imposed by nato to stop gadhafi from escalating his next crackdown? >> the u.s. has imposed sanctions and now the united nations. it's not going to get the troops off the streets today. what does the president have left in a way to force immediate change? >> he does have the prospect of that. look, the notion of some kind of military intervention beyond that is not something that the u.s. want to do. you want to have some card to play down the road. i think the thinking here is more and more of the country is starting to fall.
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the walls are closing in on gadhafi and you want to let that process work. to to that in a fish bowl here media scrutiny around the world invites criticism about how that's done. you're not hearing as much criticism, even from the right in this country that he should do more other than this no-fly zone. i think they'll watch this and keep ratcheting up the pressure as they see, as necessary. >> david gregory, thanks very much. we'll see you a bit later on. >> thanks, lester. >> once again, here's jenna. now to washington state where a couple missing for five days were rescued on friday after being trapped in the snow on a remote mountain road. nbc's lee cowan reports on their amazing survival story. >> reporter: in the shadow of mount st. helens. they sent out on a photography trip. >> the snow that was on here was this high. >> reporter: just past the
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remote the couple's jeep slid into a snowy ditch well out of cell phone reach and alone. that was last monday. >> we knew all we could do was just sit there and wait. >> reporter: both areinsulin mes back at home where worried family put out the call on facebook and got nothing. >> where did they go? there is no trace of them. >> reporter: five days the couple persevered in teens. >> this little guy right here. >> reporter: the only thing they had to drink was snow melted in water bottles. >> i figure somebody is going to come by. i didn't think it would take them five days. >> reporter: but on friday, just as their gas had nearly run out, john saw what his wife thought was surely a hallucination. a group of campers with a truck. >> she said, do you need any help? yes, yes!
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>> reporter: that, it turns out, was the most beautiful thing they had seen the whole trip. only meant to last a few hours, not five long days. for "today" lee cowan, nbc news, los angeles. >> great story. up next on "today," different story. menopause and your heart. what new research says about hot flashes and night sweats, right after this. introducing honey bunches of oats, raisin medley. there's nothing like it! the only cereal with 1, 2, 3 kinds of raisins
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before, is that correct? >> the new study shows that women who have the hot night sweats and hot flashes in the beginning of menopause have a lower risk of having a heart attack or dying of a heart attack. women still need to take care of their hearts in other ways. because heart disease is the leading killer of women. >> this is opposites of what we used to know. we used to know if you did have the symptoms then you did run the risk of perhaps having heart problems later on. >> in the past studies were confusing and complex and they thought the hot flashes were a sign of increased heart disease risk was at the same time these women were having heart flashes they had heart disease risk factors such as high levels of bad cholesterol and belly fat. one of the biggest complaints is belly fat. >> let me go back a second. is the timing also an issue if you have the symptoms at the beginning of menopause or the beginning or the end?
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>> that's the most important point about this study is women who have them early when they're just going into menopause they play be protective, but the women who develop them many years later seem to have an increased risk of heart disease. in fact, there's a concern that maybe those women have less flexibility to their blood vessel. >> right. okay, so what about women taking hormone replacement therapy. so many women are. does this affect that in any way the symptoms or when you're feeling. >> the hormone therapy was not a player. it had no effect on it. we don't give it to women many years down the line because it increases risk for heart disease. >> with a few seconds left, i'm sure with anything else, it's important that you talk about the guidelines on how women should keep their heart healthy as they approach menopause. >> exercise is a good thing to
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keep your arteries flexible and resist build up of cholesterol, quit smoking and modify your diet by reducing calories and get rid of the sugar in the diet and increase some whole grains like eating oatmeal and also fruits and vegetables. >> good advice for any time in your life, but especially when you reach that age. thank you for being with us this morning. still to come on a sunday edition of "today" prince william and kate middleton stepping out in public. the royal couple putting a new face on the royal family. the royal couple putting a new face on the royal family. first, these messages. rybody knows you should save for retirement, but what happens when you're about to retire? woman: how do you go from saving to spending? fidelity helped us get to this point, and now we're talking about what comes next. man: we worked together to create a plan to help our money last. woman: so we can have the kind of retirement we want. now, you know how this works. just stay on the line. oh, yeah.
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good morning. it's 8:26 on this sunday, february 27th. i'm aaron gilchrist. in the news for today, a health alert for those of whou traveled through two local airports. a man with measles went through dulles last sunday between 3:15 and 7:15 p.m. then last tuesday he left bwi marshall on a 7:00 p.m. flight to denver. officials warn people who may have come into contact with him to watch out for systems including high fever, runny nose, and a rash which could sdwop as late as march 13th. a final vote on virginia state budget scheduled for 5:00 tonight in the general assembly. budget writers agreed on revisions overnight. the regular session was supposed to end yesterday. debates over funding for programs such as public safety, education and mental health held
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up negotiations. a rally will be held in d.c. to support union workers protesting a budget battle in wisconsin. republican lawmakers proposed stripping collective bargaining rights. yesterday protesters held a rally in dupont circle. a rally will be held outside the marriott on pennsylvania avenue this morning at 11:00 a.m. when we come back, chuck bell has a look at your forecast. stay with us.
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welcome back. chuck's here now with a look at today's forecast. hey, cluck. >> good morning, aaron. good sunday morning, everyone. >> pretty quiet day across the nation's capital. plenty of clouds outside but there are breaks of sunshine getting through. proof in the live picture. couple of rays of sunshine aiming directly at the national cathedral high on the hill where wisconsin and mass avenues meet in northwest washington. wasps by later today clouds will continue to thicken. temperatures right now are in the mid to upper 30s around town. a few spots at the blue ridge, low to mid-40s. nearest rain drops, roanoke, virginia. cloudy and mild today. highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. there's a risk of thunderstorms on your monday.
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aaron. >> thank you, chuck. we'll head back to new york for more of the "today" show. hope you join us at 9:00 for a we are back on this sunday morning, february 27th, 2011. a great crowd joining us on a mild morning here in new york, not too mild, but it's nice. we thank them for being here. outside on the plaza, i'm jenna wolfe alongside lester holt. still to come this half hour, normally when we see commercials they're trying to sell you something, but this was to sell a different kind of product. >> commercials, of course, are supposed to reach a mass audience and this was for an audience of one, a proposal hidden inside a tv commercial and then, finally, the ring handed over. it was a really great moment. we have the lucky couple in our studio. we'll chat with them on how he has raised the bar on marriage proposals.
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>> you don't have to propose to anyone again. these poor people behind you. >> they'll have to come up to some fancy way to propose. and speaking of weddings and proposals, kate middleton and prince william will be married now in two months away before the big wedding. the couple has said they wanted this to be the people's wedding and, as a result, they invited commoners to their big day. we'll take you to buckleberry the town where some people received the royal invitation. if you get an invitation to this wedding, this is a water cooler weddi wedding, i would say. >> it is cool that she remembered her home ton. >> get that flavor and that feel. then show you a recent guy who recently stopped by our studio. a tiger cub, animals like him, cute and cuddly, they're not good pets. a real look at the dangers of exotic animals and find out what happens when wild animals atta k
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attack. so cute, not quite cuddly. also, a story guaranteed to make you smile. we talked about this earlier. millions have fallen in love with their voices and their passion after watching their videos on youtube. public school 22 here in new york, they will perform at the oscars. they are excited. they are ready to go. so, we're excited for them. >> great story. fun to share it. a lot more coming up. how about a check of the weather from janice. >> how about a check of the weather, lester. first, olivia, it's her 9th birthday and she has the best glasses ever. hi, are you having fun on your birthd birthday? >> yes. >> are these people with you, they all have funny glasses? you know these people? happy birthday? >> thank you. >> another birthday down here. 16. who is 16? >> i am. >> what is your name? >> laura. >> where are you from? >> maryland. >> let's check the weather and see what's happening. beautiful and sunny here in new
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york city. we're expecting highs in the 40s today. temperatures coldest across the northern tier states near the teens near the cumaanadian bord. nice and warm across the south 0s and 80s. that's what's going on around the nation. here's your local forecast. i'm meteorologist chuck bell right here in the nation's capital. mostly cloudy sky in place right now. most of your dilate hours rain free. so at least make your plans to be outside. enjoy milder air that's coming our way. 39 downtown. 41, martinsburg. 43 in st. mary's county. a rain drop or two after sunset. heavier showers and and this is lisa, friend of the show from washington, d.c. hi, lisa. tell us about the capital visitor center. >> i work at the capital visitor center in washington, d.c. we want everyone to come down
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and visit us in washington to take a tour of the capitol and see what congress does for a living. please, come visit us. >> is it your birthday, too? >> it is also my birthday today. >> happy birthday. thank you for coming. we appreciate it. >> thank you for having us. >> now, here's lester. tv commercials are supposed to be persuasive, but the one you're about to see takes it to another level. david jones told his girlfriend he was going to be in a commercial playing the part of a superhero but when she tuned in to watch she saw this, instead. >> a lot of people say we're living in love like it's a bad thing. we made it through cancer and anything else life has thrown at us. it was because of that love that we did make it through. i went and asked a couple people if they think love is enough. >> we do. >> i do. >> we do. >> we do! >> how about you and i together show the world what true love is all about and what true love really can do. so, dee, will you marry me?
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>> wow, cool dude. she said, yes. joining us exclusively the newly engaged couple. congratulations. >> thank you. >> that was very cool. you work in television production. you work on commercials? >> correct. >> how did you get the idea to do this? >> well, like you just said, i work on a lot of local little commercial spots and i bought the ring and i was looking at it one day and realized, autolthou it was pretty, it wasn't as big as it should be. i thought maybe she would pay more attention to the commercial. no, i'm kidding. >> the other people in the commercial were your family members, right, dee? >> my sister, david's daughter, the entire salon that i work at and two of my babysitters. >> we should point out there was a tv camera there because when you dropped off the commercial to the tv station, they told the news department. >> i dropped it off to the station and the newdize apartment saw it and they
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thought, oh, this might make an interesting story. they gave me a call and asked if i would be willing to let them cover it and i said, of course. but the more the producer and i talked we decided we would try our own little version of punked. >> what were you told? why was the camera in the salon? >> our salon has been trying to get some media in there so we can tell everybody about the treatment that we do and i was told i got a text message that our local news channel would be in the salon and we'd go on at lunchtime. so, when i got to work that day, i saw the camera people come in and i just thought they had a big sign up on the wall introducing the news channel. >> and all your friends were interested in watching this commercial with you. wasn't that interesting? how supportive they were. >> i do have to say, i did catch that and i thought, wow, i
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really have good friends here. they must really like me and david. >> david told you he was going to play a super hero in this thing. clearly, there's no super hero. tell me as you're watching this how this is dawning on you and how you reacted? >> the moment i saw his face, i yelled, there he is. i get excited. i don't know, i love you. i think that's exciting to be able to see him on tv. but then i heard him say my name and i realized, oh, my, he's talking to me and instantly my heart started racing and i got tears in my eyes and i felt myself blushing and i started listening to what he said and then i kind of put everything together and then he proposed. >> before i let you go, in the commercial you said you had been through cancer together. very supportive in your life during that period. >> oh, yeah, he's been by my my
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side through a lot. >> terrific couple. terrific couple. what a cool idea. very clever, very good. we wish you all the best. good luck and happy marriage. >> thank you. we'll take a break and be back with more after these messages. ♪ ♪ work, work all week long ♪ punching that clock from dusk till dawn ♪ ♪ countin' the days till friday night ♪ ♪ that's when all the conditions are right for a good time ♪ [ male announcer ] advanced technology that helps provide cleaner air, cleaner water, and helps make all of us more energy efficient is something the whole world can get in step with. [ static ] ♪ i need a good time [ male announcer ] ecomagination from ge. it's technology that makes the world work. ♪ [ smack! ] [ smack! smack! smack! ] [ male announcer ] your favorite foods fighting you? fight back fast with tums. calcium rich tums goes to work in seconds. nothing works faster.
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but also helps bring back your teeth to their natural whiteness. this morning we continue the countdown to the royal wedding now just 61 days away and we're learning more about the visitors from buckleberry. nbc keith miller is live outside bucking hm palace with details. keith, good morning. >> good morning, jenna. it seems that everybody but me is on the invitation list. the hometown of buckleberry that the butcher, the pub owner and and the convenience store they have all been reported. that was reported today in some of the london papers all of them expressing absolute excitement. the man who runs the convenience store is of indian heritage and he asked mr. middleton, kate's father, if his wife went in
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traditional dress. it seems to be fitting right into what the royal couple wanted, a people's wedding. >> we are looking forward to what is going to come in the next 61 days. here with more is martin beshar. a lot of the commoners will be, you know, be a part of this wedding in some capacity and i also understand the middletons will throw a party for them, too? >> the middletons have taken over a hotel in central london. remember, 1,900 people are invited to the wedding, but only 600 to the banquet that the queen will host and then in the evening, 300 people will attend the party for william and kate. so, the middletons have decided to take over a hotel, most of their friends will go to the wedding, like their local friends and then come back to that hotel for a huge party, a huge tent in the garden and it's really sweet because they're
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accommodating their friends, the hotel is just across the road from buckingham palace. that will be a private party e. >> kate and will have been spending a lot of time in the pubic eye of late and they seem very composed and happy. how are they handling this so far? >> it's remarkable. the bitter lessons of diana have been learned. if you think about it, 30 years ago, diana was 19 years old. the engagement is announced and then she literally goes back to her apartment and she's surrounded by paparazzi and followed everywhere she goes and compare that with this experience. the engagement curse, it's announced, and then the couple disappear. they go to william's place on the north royal coast and he goes back to work and she's not seen anywhere. there's no paparazzi following her. in fact, some people thought she had somehow gone overseas. of course, she hadn't. what the royal family have learned is that the experience of diana where she said to me in that interview, i was thrown to
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the wolves, nobody ever sat down with me and gave me a lesson in the expectations and the pressures that were going to fall upon me. they've learned from that. now, you can see the lessons. somebody i know who is a prof s professor at st. andrews i spoke to yesterday said they saw this couple at the ceremony and they were astonished by how composed they were and how relaxed. they were practicing and rehearsing. >> diana was much younger. >> and just not experienced in any way. >> everything this time around is much different. between the wedding itself and how they handle themselves, like a modern era that will enter the monarchy. do you get a sense that the people are embracing a sense of doing things a little bit differently this time around? >> it's tricky. i was in london just over a week ago doing preparation work and i have to tell you a number of people quite cynical about the royal wedding because so many divorces.
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williams' uncles have divorced and his father divorced and his aunt's divorced. a level of cynicism. but i do think the strand of diana's strand of naturalness is what ais coming through to william. for example, if there's a chari charity, it will say his majesty, the prince of wales. she decided what really mattered was her being with people, being present with them. one of the charities that william supports, he spent a great deal of time out sleeping overnight with homeless people. he's trying to make her impact in terms of that accessibility to people realized in the future and i think he's doing that. >> martin, we wish you good luck with your show tomorrow. >> i need, it thank you. >> no, you absolutely do not. you will have a good time with it. again, let you know that
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this morning, wild animals as pets can put lives at risk. that concern is the focus of animal planet's fatal attraction. a series on friday nights at 9:00 eastern. features stores of people living with rock dicrocodiles and lion. here with is us dave. who is your friend? >> this is lily. >> lily is, obviously, a tiger. how old? >> 3-month-old tiber. she's, you know, a little nibbly, little bity.
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>> is she still on milk? >> little bit of milk and little bit of mush. she's at the age where she's starting to get on solid food. in a mood at the moment. >> i can see why someone might want this as a pet. grows into a ferocious creature. >> all these people that they profile on the show, they start with a love. i love this animal. i want to have them in their life. they see me come on tv, if dave can handle it, why can't i? they do become huge? she's going to be 400 pounds. she is going to have instincts that tell her she wants to kill things. maybe not in four years, maybe not in six years. >> it's not uncommon for people to have animals like this. >> the black market for wild animals is pretty, you know, it's everywhere. >> can they be tamed, though? can you have an animal like this and it always be loving like that and hopefully just gnawing on you? >> tame is a never word i like
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to use. i have well-trained animals, but none are tamed. behavior is one part learned and one part genetic and this guy is born with genetics that say, i want to kill things. >> true that more tigers in captivity than in wild? >> more in the united states than in the wild. over 10,000 in the united states and only just over 3,000. >> only inyi asia would you fina tiger. >> that's right. they have a big population problem over there. >> can we swap out animals? >> sure. oh, yeah. >> our next friend is not going to be quite as cute and cuddly. >> far less cute, but, also, a pet that, good boy. all right. this guy, you don't want to reach out to. >> this i don't understand. >> this guy isn't as pretty. >> no petting. >> no petting. he has big teeth. super, you know, their brains aren't as big. you can't train these guys.
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these guys bite when something comes close enough to bite. this guy is the largest predator in africa and he could get to be a ton. you know, i think, once again, some people are attracted to tigers and some people are attracted to crocodiles. some people look at this guy and say, i want to have one. >> i have seen them in africa and they seem just lazy. >> they are so fast. when they bite, they bite with just everything is just loaded to bite. all the muscles. everything about this animal is basically designed to be a predator. >> yet, you have stories that people have these as pets. >> they want them as pet and hold them and feed them. at this size and age, they look cool. some people might have an attraction to them. but, unfortunately, unless you have a really, really big place and you don't want a hands on animal, this thing is going to
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be big. i'm not a hypocrite in saying that nobody would have these animals. we have some in captivity that need to be taken care of. the thing is, i have a degree in zoology and 12 years experience. if you want to have an animal like this in your life, get the proper education to do it. >> time for one more of my stupid questions. alligator, crocodile, what is the difference? >> you see how long this guy's beak is? an alligator has a shorter, wider jaw and, you know, this guy is going to get a little bit bigger. salt water crocodile even bigger than that, but, generally speaking, their behavior is real similar and their territory not so similar. what we have here mostly is alligator. >> well, listen, thanks for bringing him by. we want to let folks know that "fatal attractions" airs fridays
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at 9:00. >> animal plant. >> thanks for being with us. here's jenna? >> lester, thank you. we'll change gears completely. while hollywood's elite vie for those gold statutes tonight. 6410 year olds will take the stage at the kodak theater feeling like they already won. they are the ps 22 chorus, public school here in new york and they are flying across the country to sing for the world. ♪ staten island with the big, soulful voices. ♪ baby, you're a firework come on show us what you're worth ♪ ♪ and you shoot across the sky ♪ >> they couldn't be more excited about performing at tonight's oscars. >> to go to the oscars is
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really, really huge. >> it's like, it's like you're dreaming. >> reporter: a dream that began when chorus director bret brinburg started posting his fifth graders performances of pop songs on youtube. ♪ surrounded by your embrace >> reporter: then something amazing happened. they became an internet sensation. their videoed viewed more than 28 times. that's when hollywood took notice. >> amazing. >> i almost cried. they're little angels. >> reporter: these angels know how to perform. gesturing, bopping and smiling. charming us here at "today" show around christmastime. at their winter concert, anne hathaway surprised the chorus with an in-person invitation.
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for these 10 year olds, hollywood is a world away from their blue collar new york neighborhood. ♪ we're halfway there living on a prayer ♪ >> reporter: mr. b. says music helps kids who otherwise have trouble expressing themselves. >> if i'm in a bad mood, chorus just makes me happy because without chorus i'd probably just be sad. >> the feeling is awesome. and i just love the music when i hear it. >> reporter: many of these fifth graders have ever been on a plane before, much less perform in front of so many people. but they are not scared at all. >> i'm confident. i'm not nervous. i'm not shaking. ♪ we have to hold on ready or not ♪ >> reporter: tonight when they sing "over the rainbow" their teacher just wants them to enjoy the moment.
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>> i've seen kids truly discover themselves and that's life changing. >> we have to go forward and find your true you. >> how beautiful is that? i understand that the academy actually when they brought them out to california is also taking them to disney land, as well, they're more excited about that. >> probably more excited about that. it's great. hopefully they can try to perform the whole song and not try to wrap them. >> meredith vieira and al roker live in hollywood with all the oscar winners on "today." we look forward to all of that. we'll be back right after these we look forward to all of that. we'll be back right after these messages. throw 'em away and never see them again. [ male announcer ] know the feeling? get the contacts you've got to see to believe. acuvue® oasys brand contact lenses. feel how hydraclear® plus keeps your eyes exceptionally comfortable all day long. it feels like it disappeared on my eye. [ male announcer ] discover why it's the #1 doctor-prescribed contact lens in the u.s. and if you're not 100 percent satisfied,
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us. >> see you back for nbc nightly news. until then, so long. this is a clear manager to the libyan government that it must stop the killing. >> the u.n. lashes out at libyan leader moammar gadhafi. what it means for him and the crisis in his country. good morning and welcome to news 4 today. i'm kimberly suiters. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is sunday, february 27th. the news is just ahead. first, a quick check of the forecast with meteorologist chuck bell. >> nice and mild. temperatures running 7 to 10 degrees warmer than average for the waning days of february out there. plenty of clouds. don't expect a lot of sunshine. we're not going to see a whole lot more in the way of sunshine. we'll shift the wind direction around and

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